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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This West Coast IPA is like that sweet little Nordic trail off the main trail of Meissner - it takes the high road. Using Pilsner base malt, it is light on malt but not hops. With a hop bill consisting of Amarillo, Centennial, Northern Brewer, and experimental hop X, we packed in the pine along with the citrus notes we love.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Cloudy golden color. Big piny vegetal hop aroma. A little malt in the flavor but the hops are big and bitter. Nice beer but a little on the bitter piny side for me.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotchzombie (528) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pine drops Pours golden Amber with a massive foamy white head that laces massively. Aroma is grass and piney hops. Taste is short with a touch of citrus; pine and hopped bitterness dominates. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2038) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
12oz bottle from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of fresh pine, orangey citrus. Clear orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, pretty well balanced, some citrus, mostly piney. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (70) - - AUG 22, 2016
I like the light grain bill with the use of Pilsner malt allowing the hop resin to prevail through. While there isn’t much heft on the malt side, there is no compromising the flavor in style points. This is the fresh cut christmas tree brought home but scinetifically modified to be a beverage enjoyed by hop heads. A nice pine aroma and flavor assisted by a light citrus twang. Another personal summertime favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet citrus. Light carbonation with some lacing. Fairly bitter citrus rind taste with some pine notes. Smooth finish with a sticky bitter aftertaste on the roof of the mouth. Not very refreshing or enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, pungent hops, some caramel, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, nice pine hops, some caramel, and citrus; Nicely balanced; Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Hazy yellow color, small to average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, nice tropical fruity aroma and flavor, fruit hops, fruit hop bitter. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Darker golden brew with creamy white head, great head retention and lacing. Great aroma of clean pine, resin, some citrus notes. Taste is a great light sweet malt up front blending into a fine and complex hops medley that mirrors the aroma - pine, tart fruit, pine, citrus and more pine. It all belnds together well - strongly hopped but graceful as well. I really like the notable but restrained malt up front - enough malt to balance the abundant hops but light and agile enough to keep out of the way. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2013) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at Sedona. Pours hazy golden. Aroma of sweat, light citrus. Oh man, flavor is amazing. Roses, orange, pine, toasted bread, sweat. This is yummy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16477) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe. Geruch fruchtig hopfig, trocken, Aprikosen. Geschmack trocken hopfig, grapefruit, citrusfrüchte.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1500) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops with caramel malts. Flavor is similar. Nicely blended with a bitter finish.


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